Enablers are all around us, helping irresponsible illegals evade theconsequences of their actions.
Years ago,when I had friends with serious substance
abuse problems(mostly alcoholism), I became aware of
AlcoholicsAnonymous, an organization which has helped
many withaddiction problems. While I did not
entirelyendorse their creed and method of treatment,
I learned someinteresting things from AA.
There is atype of person which many alcoholics have
in their livescalled an "enabler." AnEnabler is
someone whomakes it possible for the alcoholic to go
on drinkingwithout experiencing the negative
consequencesof his actions. The Enabler is almost
always a lovedone, whether a spouse or a biological
alcoholic, andhelps him cover up his behavior. She
phones in towork and tells them that he is "sick"
when he reallyhas a horrific hangover and is spending
most of histime vomiting with his head over the
porcelainbowl. She tells the kids that daddy'snot
well, he justhad an accident, when he comes home so
drunk that hefalls down and pees his pants. When the
alcoholicbehaves badly in public, the Enabler tells
others thatshe's just "under a lot of stress." An
Enabler goesaround the house putting away liquor
bottles,helping the secret drinker stay secret. The
Enablerforgives the alcoholic most of her
indiscretionswhile enabling her to engage in even
In otherwords, Enablers help alcoholics to avoid, for
a period oftime, taking responsibility for the
naturalconsequences of their own actions. Enablers
serve as abuffer between the alcoholic and the
outside world;they keep alcoholics from falling in
the gutter,which AA claims is the eventual result of
the "disease"they call alcoholism. According to AA,
many, if notmost, alcoholics have to literally end up
in the gutter,to have their lives become a complete
disaster,before they are willing to stop drinking and
There are manyEnablers among us. Some masquerade as
do-gooders,and think they are helping the "less
poor,down-trodden huddled masses of the third world
impoverishedyearning to breathe free and to achieve
the Americandream, whether by hook or by crook. They
help illegalaliens who have broken our laws by
trespassinginto our country!
Whether theEnablers are county health workers,
policemen,churches providing sanctuary, welfare case
workershelping illegals sign up for welfare, La Raza,
MALDEF, oryour neighbor who hires Jose to do his
gardening,they are sticking a knife in the back of
every AmericanCitizen, for they are enabling illegal
aliens toavoid the negative consequences of being
illegallypresent in the United States. Without a
supportnetwork and willing employers, illegal aliens
would notsurvive in the United States, and they would
go back totheir native countries. Without thehelp
of Enablers,it would no longer PAY to be in the U.S.
At what point doessuch help cease to become
"enabling"and become aiding and abetting? Americais
so overrunwith illegal aliens that they are like an
every-daydisease that has become an epidemic. And
with Enablerslike Christian Peacemakers, No More
Deaths, andHumane Borders, just to name a few, and
thelaissez-faire interior enforcement policy of
ICE, anillegal is virtually assured that he will be
able to stayin the United States as long as he wants.
The Enablersensure than an illegal alien will not
have to faceup to the consequences of his actions;
the cop wholets someone he KNOWS is illegal get off
with acitation for a traffic offense, rather than a
jailing, isequally guilty of Enabling. Look atthese
paraphrasedexcerpts of the Federal Immigration and
NationalityAct Section 8 USC 1324
State and local lawenforcement officials have the
general power to investigateand arrest violators of
federal immigration statuteswithout prior INS
knowledge or approval, aslong as they are authorized
to do so by state law.
limitation" on thisauthority.
The 1996 immigration controllegislation passed
by Congress was intended toencourage states
and local agencies toparticipate in
the process of enforcingfederal immigration laws.
Immigration officers andlocal law enforcement
officers may detain anindividual for a brief
warrant-less interrogationwhere circumstances create
a reasonable suspicion thatthe individual is
illegally present in theU.S. Specific facts
constituting a reasonablesuspicion include evasive,
nervous or erratic behavior,dress or speech
indicating foreigncitizenship, and presence in an
area known to contain aconcentration of illegal
This sectionencourages local law enforcement to work
with federalCBP and ICE in apprehending illegal
followingSpecial Order 40, which prohibits local law
enforcementfrom taking any substantive efforts
againstillegal aliens, is guilty of aiding and
I wonder, dothose who Enable (aid, abet, and harbor)
illegal aliensknow that not all of them are "poor?"
For example,many illegals now pay smugglers between
$1,500-$2,500to get them across the border. I don't
know aboutyou, but it hurts me greatly to get up a
few hundreddollars just for car repairs, and
sometimes I'mnot sure if I can pay rent when my car
isbroken. Where do "poor"people get over $1,000 to
pay asmuggler? Who did they rob?
are known topay $50,000 to be smuggled into this
country, andanyone who has that kind of money isn't
going to beworking as a common laborer.
In spite ofthe dangers, we are a nation of Enablers.
It startedwith discouraging people to take
responsibilityfor their own actions, with liberals
encouragingthe lesser-fortunate to blame society,
circumstances,their parents, etc., for the
consequencesof their own actions. Somehow or
another, theywent bad because "we" failed them.
We forced themto take drugs, we forced them to be
self-destructive,and we forced them to be violent.
It wasn'ttheir fault, cry the Enablers.
The Enablers(usually liberals), can feel superior to
those whomthey serve, and the high they get from
helping those"less fortunate" can become an end in
it again andagain! Yet do they live among thosewhom
theyserve? I don't see any Caucasianliberals living
in thebarrios. No, they don't want toassociate with
the riff-raffthat they serve when they are off-duty--they
all live inthe hills, or in gated communities, where
there isperfect homogeneity. And so it is inMexico,
where theCastilian descendants of the Conquistadors,
like VicenteFox, live in walled-in splendor, while
thedarker-skinned majority of natives and Mestizos
live in abjectpoverty. Where are the social workers
There arewhole industries built around the concept of
Enabling:grant-writing, NGO's (non-governmental
organizations),the non-profit sector, "public"
healthcare,gimmicks to get more government handouts,
survey-taking,phony results reports, all run by
endlesspaperwork. We, as a society, have beentaken
over by theEnablers. Acting as an Enabler hasbecome
the drug ofchoice for liberal do-gooders. Once a
person has anEnabler going to bat for him, he need
never takeresponsibility for himself and his own
The people whostaff the illegal alien aid stations
think they arehelping poor people who are desperate
andneedy. I wonder if they know they arecommitting
It is a violation of law forany person to conceal,
harbor, or shield fromdetection in any place,
including any building ormeans of transportation, any
alien who is in the UnitedStates in violation of law.
Harboring means any conduct that tends to
substantially facilitate analien to remain in the
clandestine, and harboringcovers aliens arrested
outdoors, as well as in abuilding. This provision
includes harboring an alienwho entered the U.S.
legally, but has since losthis legal status.
Convictionsfor aiding, abetting, or conspiracy to
commit aliensmuggling or harboring, carry penalties
of up to a maximumof 5, 10, and 20 years to life in
prison ifsomeone was hurt or killed. Conspiracyto
commit thecrimes of sheltering, harboring, or
employingillegal aliens is a separate federal offense
punishable bya fine of up to $10,000 or five years
consecutivelyrather than concurrently.
Why aren't ourfederal officials arresting these
people forharboring and sheltering? Some of them
actuallytransport the illegals to Tucson and give
them shelterin their homes or churches. [See the
article herecalled "No Illegal Alien Left Behind"].
Doesn't thatmeet the definition of
Borders Lobby)bleats about the aliens' "civil
rights,"not OURS, and local law enforcement, with few
exceptions,dances to their tune, deterring honest
Americancitizens from trying to keep their country
I propose anew name for the Open Borders Lobby. I'm
going to startcalling them the HABEs. That's short
exactly whatthey are:
everyone inthe immigration industry who is working to
enable illegalaliens to stay in the United States.
I have aquestion for the HABEs: if you lovethese
illegal aliensso much, why don't you go to THEIR
countries, anduse your business skills to help them
survive, andeven thrive, in their native land? I
rather turnAmerica upside-down than risk a bout of
diarrhea in athird world country.